Join the aristocracy – become a Scottish Laird, Lord or Lady!

I recently ran across website that says for £29.99 ($47.74) one can become a 'real' titled laird of Scotland. Given that my maternal family are Blackwoods and came from Scotland, I thought what a great novelty to have hanging in my study (whenever I get a study...). I'm an American, and its not like I can … Continue reading Join the aristocracy – become a Scottish Laird, Lord or Lady!

Vancouver lifts ban on bagpipes

This is an amusing article on the plight of the bagpipe in its desire to be heard. As always, the comments make the article worth reading.Vancouver lifts ban on bagpipes:A BAN on bagpipes in the Canadian city of Vancouver has been lifted after lobbying by Scottish Government minister Fiona Hyslop.